Wednesday, October 6, 2021

myasperations 10-6-21

Our friends over at the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Facebook Group sponsored a weekend of fun in honor of World Cardmaking Day!  There will be videos, tutorials, games, prizes, and freebies!  I was able to nab several of their freebie images created for this event and actually spent much of the weekend in my craft room. Here are the results!

The first card features a digital image that is now available for purchase on the Whimsy Stamps Shop. I love Dustin Pike’s sweet dragon named Dudley, and in this digi he has a new friend (I’ll call him “Jack”!) My printed image of the digi had a few glitches in the fence, so I had to trim it off. (Note- the digi isn’t defective, I think I just need to get a new printer. This one glitches out like this way too often!)  I seldom use my colored pencils but thought they might provide a nice glistening to his scales, and I think they do! The galaxy patterned paper and Z-fold card base add a bit of texture and fun to the finished card.


·   Digi- Whimsy Stamps (Digital Image): Dudley’s Pumpkin

·   Colored with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

·   Instructions for Z-fold card can be found HERE.

·   Inside Sentiment- Bird’s Cards Freebie (Happy Halloween)

·   Patterned Paper- Hobby Lobby

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Owls or Pumpkins    
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- October                 

These next two digis, created for the event, are not yet available on the Whimsy site, but they might be in the future. You can check here!  

The first features a has the little black cat on a pumpkin. I wanted to perch the sweet feline atop a scrapbook sentiment tag, so trimmed the pumpkin from the digi and set it aside for the inside of the card. After coloring and trimming the cat, I adhered him atop the BOO sentiment, then sketched a spider and webbing onto the sentiment. Eeek! A little Jack-o-lantern, also from my scrapbook stash, balanced atop the pumpkin that trimmed from the digi, colored, and attached to the inside sentiment.

·   Digi- Whimsy Stamps (Digital Image): Halloween Cat

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers. Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and fine-line black Sharpie marker

·   Sentiments “BOO” and “Trick or Treat” from my scrapbook supplies

·   Gold photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)

·   Sheer black dotted Swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Halloween and/or Be Thankful
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #40 Anything Goes                     
Whimsy Stamps Blog- 31 nights of Halloween 2021             

The final freebie from the Whimsy event is a cute one named Winter Tia. I wanted to make a card to enter into the Mood Board challenge at the event, so used a fall color scheme, and a pumpkin spice sentiment. Both are things that I love about Autumn! The dark colored leaf background paper is actually a vinyl wallpaper scrap and the wood leaf embellies were on sale at Hobby Lobby a few years ago for 75% off.)

·   Digi- Whimsy Stamps (Digital Image):Winter Tia

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Wood Leaf Embellishments- Hobby Lobby

·   Front Sentiment- “Happy Pumpkin Spice Season” from Imagine That digi Set (Coffee Sentiments)  

·   Vinyl leaf pattern wallpaper scrap, and other items from my stash.

Entered into: 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #167 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #511-512 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  (Autumn/Fall)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. OMG what a cute image and fabulous design Kathy! Who doesn't like a cute dragon? lol Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Owls and/or Pumpkins’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Such cute cute cards and the dragon made me smile, so unique and fun! Thank you fo rjoining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. Well I have to say, you just make the cutest cards. Such an eye for color, design and whimsy. I love all your creations!! Lots of good work here, and great take on the Mood Board. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D.
    Judy~ DD DT

  4. They are all so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

  5. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge. Hope to see you again.


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